Saturday, July 5, 2008
Happy 4th/ Happy Birthday!
What a day! You know I think that the 4th of July has to be one of if not my favorite holiday. In fact, I think that it's tied with Christmas for #1! I know it sounds funny, but from the beginning of time (well my time that is) I remember gatherings at my grandparents, or my aunt Cathy and uncle Chads, and the last few years it's been at the park. We always get an early start, I remember many years when I or other family members ran in early morning races (that's a whole other post, right Nat and Amy?) We have breakfast and we just seem to hang out and enjoy each other. My dad comes form a family with 9 kids and there is never a lack of someone to talk with or hang out with, and I must say the Bairds are not like some families that you really don't want to spend time with, or don't really know what to say, It's always just so much fun to talk to everyone, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and on and on. After talking and games we pull out lunch and it seems to start all over again! Everyone has been so nice to make Molly feel so special on her birthday... I pick up a cake from Costco (the best store ever), my cousin Natale had her little girl Hannah on the 3rd so they are just little birthday buddies and we sing happy birthday to them both. After all the festivities we headed to my mom and dads house for more family fun with just the Scott Bairds. Molly got to open her gifts and she thought that was so cool. She was so funny. Grandpa and Grandma gave her a water table (Yea, no sand, just what mom ordered!) and this little tutu that she wore around the house till i put her pajamas on. We grabbed some dinner while waiting for the jets to fly over... OK folks this really is one of my absolute favorite parts of the 4th! My mom and dad live really close to the stadium and every year there are 4 jets that fly over for the Stadium of Fire! they are so loud and they fly really low and it is so cool! I love it! You really have to be waiting for it... or you will just miss the whole thing, because it happens sooooo fast. Then we hang out more until it gets dark so we can watch a movie on the side of the house, another family tradition, we missed out on because we have a little one who needs to be in bed, and we have a long drive home. My mom has drinks for everyone and popcorn, candy, creamies and etc. Usually the movie gets interrupted by the fire works and so we pause the movie and watch the fire works, finish the movie and it's off to bed. Like I said it's my favorite day! I love it! I get up excited and go to bed exhausted, but every year it's the exactly the same and every year I get in to bed saying... "Oh I just love the 4th of July!" Thanks Cathy and Chad for organizing the 4th, thanks mom and dad for helping us celebrate Molly's birthday and letting us chill at your house for so long, and thank you Kris for going with the flow, I know you married a crazy girl! I think that having Molly born on this day makes it all that much more special, My mom's mom was also born on the 4th, but passed away last year, we are missing her, but know she is well taken care of! Happy Birthday Molly! We love you and can't wait to spend many more birthdays with you! P.S. You have to give me a break, I'm 9 months pregnant:)